I am a 48 year old male. Since January of this year I have suffered from pain in the middle of my left buttocks. I also have tightness in my left lower back. I have had xrays viewed by Osteopeadic and Neuro. I do not have pain while I exercise, and I am able to function physically. I only have more pain in my buttocks after exercise or when I sit. I do not have pain that runs down my leg as I have seen described by others who have Pirifomis Syndrome.
I have always had an issue with standing or walking for any length of time, because my lower back would get tight; but like I said as long as I working hard and the blood is pumping through my system I have no pain while performing intense exercise. In August of last year, I strained/stretched/pulled my lower back. This has happened in the past, but never as severe as this particular time. It lead to back spasms in the middle of the night on a couple of occasions, and it took about 1 month to heal. I strained it again, but not as bad in June of this year. I can live with the back issue as it is not as painful, and I get relief when I am sitting or laying, but the buttocks pain is mainly there at all times, but is less when I am laying down. It also seems to flare up more after intense exercise.
Does anyone else have similar symptoms? Does this sound like Piriformis Syndrome?
Any response would be much appreciated.